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Pakistan bans Islamic extremist broadcasters

Pakistan’s PEMRA regulator has prohibited media coverage of certain broadcasters, and has additionally banned media coverage of proscribed organisations.

Included in the ban are Lashkar-i-Toiba (LeT), Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).

The PEMRA notification states: “All satellite television channels/FM licensees are therefore strictly directed not to give any kind of coverage to any proscribed organisation including JuD, FIF and LeT. Moreover, any advertisement or fund collection by proscribed organisations in electronic media shall also constitute a breach of these obligations,” the notification said.

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